The battles fought by the British army in 1915, the second year of the First World War, are less well known than those fought immediately after the outbreak of war in 1914 and those that followed in 1916 which culminated in the Battle of the Somme. But the fighting at Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Neuve Chapelle and Loos was just as severe – as was the 1916 battle at Fromelles – and the battlefields are just as interesting to explore today. This volume in the Battle Lines series is the perfect guide to them.
Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland take visitors over a series of routes that can be walked, biked or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred at each place in vivid detail. They describe what happened, where it happened and why, and who was involved, and point out the sights that remain for the visitor to see. Their highly illustrated guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of warfare on the Western Front.
BATTLES OF FRENCH FLANDERS Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Loos and Fromelles
An invaluable guide to the little known Great War battlefields of 1915, which are seldom visited, sandwiched as they are between the first fights of 1914 and the great battles of 1916 and 1917. But the sites of the British offensives at Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Loos and Fromelles are well worth visiting and the authors describe what happened, where and why.